Pool Game



Encounter Conditions

Probably only while not etheric.

Initial Text

As you wander into the less-crowded back section of the Happy Hour, you find a couple pool tables. They're either antiques or just really, really old.

A man motions you over. "Care for a game?"

Summary of Choices

  1. Sure, a friendly game - Gain 1 XP Perception and 1 XP Reflexes or Will
  2. Bet you ten cred - Gain 10 credits, 1 XP in Reflexes and Will
    Lose 10 credits, gain Metros Light, 2 XP in Will
    When you lose and don't have 10 credits fight Roaring Drunk
  3. Cheat him (Available after choose "Play to learn" in Pool with a Pro.) evil - Gain 10 credits and learn Dirty Pool
    Fight roaring drunk if he catches you cheating
  4. No thanks - Nothing

Choice Text and Results

Sure, a friendly game

You aren't great at pool, but neither is your opponent. At the end of a long game, you manage to sink the eight.

Your opponent gives you a firm handshake. "Good game!"

You've earned 1 XP in Perception

You've earned 1 XP in Will


The game drags out. You're not great at this, but neither is your opponent.

At the end he finally manages to sink the eight and pumps his fist in the air. "Woo hoo!"

Ah well, at least you got to work on your hand-eye coordination.

You've earned 1 XP in Perception

You've earned 1 XP in Reflexes

Bet you ten cred

It's a long, hard game. But, much to your opponent's chagrin, you manage to land the eight first.

He ponies up the cred.

You gained 10 credits!

You've earned 1 XP in Reflexes

You've earned 1 XP in Will


After a hardfought game of pool, your opponent manages to beat you out. You sigh and pay up the ten credits you promised.

He makes up for it by buying you a Metros Light.

You found: Metros Light

You've earned 2 XP in Will


After a long game, your opponent manages to sink the eight. You reach to give him the cred you promised, but realize you don't have enough to cover the bet.

He shouts "you trying to cheat me?" and shatters his bottle on the pool table before lunging at you.

(Fight Roaring Drunk)

Cheat him (evil (1))

You cheat him out of ten credits. It's like taking candy from a baby.

Pool is way less interesting when you cheat, but way more productive. It also teaches you a thing or two about chicanery. Might be helpful later.

You gained 10 credits!
You learned a new Technique: Dirty Pool

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He watches as you play. "Wait a second! You're a goddamned cheater!"

He smashes his beer bottle on the side of the pool table and charges you.

(Fight roaring drunk)

No thanks

You head back into the bar. This place is huge and densely packed. It'll probably be half an hour before you get to the opposite wall though the throng.

Walk away

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